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Old 08-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #1876
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I have an 8" HID race light. Works great but I would do LED next time. Either two light bars, 4 spots, or something designed with a cut-off beam.

I haven't looked into it, but figured two 6" light bars stacked. Upper one being a flood light pointed down, lower being a spot for the high beams. When on high beams, have both the food and spot running.


The flood's would probably still p*ss off drivers though.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #1877
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I have an 8" HID race light. Works great but I would do LED next time. Either two light bars, 4 spots, or something designed with a cut-off beam.

I haven't looked into it, but figured two 6" light bars stacked. Upper one being a flood light pointed down, lower being a spot for the high beams. When on high beams, have both the food and spot running.


The flood's would probably still p*ss off drivers though.
Shibby,

Let me know when you make the jump over to LED's i'll buy your HID
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #1878
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I have an 8" racelight as well, and 95% of riding is commuting right now. With the light tilted full forward, I've never been flashed by other drivers. It's effectiveness falls below my '98 VFR's lights (great) but vastly better than stock, and better than the baja designs rectangle halogen I had on my Transalp.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:18 PM   #1879
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Shibby,

Let me know when you make the jump over to LED's i'll buy your HID
$600 dollars?

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:27 PM   #1880
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This thread is chock full of awesome information. I've been busy reading through a lot of it - some great stuff here.

I bought this off an Inmate here in Australia earlier this year:



The previous owner (s) have fitted it out with some nice accessories - Acerbis Tank, TM40, FMF/Staintune Pipe, Excel Wheels/Hubs etc. I am currently in the midst of preparing this bike for a cross-Australia trip in November and recently took the stator cover off to find this:



This is an Australian spec'd bike and came road-legal from the factory so it had *some* DC capacity, but the windings on this stator look a bit more like either a home-brew or aftermarket job. Any input here? I'm trying to figure out what kind of capacity I might have to run things like iPod chargers/GPS and the likes.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:01 PM   #1881
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Has this thread come to a consensus on a headlight? That is the missing piece to my XR650R puzzle.

I have been running a halogen Trail Tech X2 for over a year and while it looks good and works ok it does not have enough light output to be dodging deer here in Arkansas.

I like the 8" racelights, but I'm concerned they might not go over well with other drivers on the road. I also had a friend who had one on his XR with the H4 bulb conversion and it was not that impressive.

What else should I be looking at?

I just purchased this setup from inmate Sanjoh and it's fookin awesome...









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Old 09-01-2012, 05:04 AM   #1882
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Nice! AJ, do you have your build up photos? I'd love to see how that got created!
Hi,
I don't have much photos of the built...as I just leave it to the shop who did the fibreglass job..and as of now...the bike will be sent for the fairing paintjob next week and will be mod some dashboard thingy for the meter and GPS mount.
So here she is..

Here she is resting for months of no riding days....Been busy on the other bikes...

What goes behind the shield for now...




Here's the previous XR with the headfairing mod and of coz...Mr Belarus....the traveller giving the GO!! handsign...



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Old 09-01-2012, 05:07 AM   #1883
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[QUOTE=RyanE;19492893]This thread is chock full of awesome information. I've been busy reading through a lot of it - some great stuff here.

I bought this off an Inmate here in Australia earlier this year:



That's a kewl sideracks with support that goes right to the mid frame....
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:08 AM   #1884
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I just purchased this setup from inmate Sanjoh and it's fookin awesome...









More info here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766161

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Love the headfairings.....
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #1885
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This is an Australian spec'd bike and came road-legal from the factory so it had *some* DC capacity, but the windings on this stator look a bit more like either a home-brew or aftermarket job. Any input here? I'm trying to figure out what kind of capacity I might have to run things like iPod chargers/GPS and the likes.

Cheers.

It is a home brew. You'll have around 175Watts in the rev range. Depending on guage and number of windings, about 35-40 at idle.

You can add a small battery to accessories easier. If it doesn't have a battery you'll notice headlight dim and fan slowing at idle, otherwise all of them will have enough juice when riding.

I rewound mind and have:
- Grip heaters (low setting only - need to look that over)
- GPS
- 35 W HID
- LED signals
- SPal fan

With a small battery and adapter you can use the GPS cable to charge the phone at night.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #1886
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It is a home brew. You'll have around 175Watts in the rev range. Depending on guage and number of windings, about 35-40 at idle.

You can add a small battery to accessories easier. If it doesn't have a battery you'll notice headlight dim and fan slowing at idle, otherwise all of them will have enough juice when riding.

I rewound mind and have:
- Grip heaters (low setting only - need to look that over)
- GPS
- 35 W HID
- LED signals
- SPal fan

With a small battery and adapter you can use the GPS cable to charge the phone at night.

IT IS NOT a home brew. It looks just like the one I have on my EU. The indicated windings are for the headlight...a shitty 35 w bulb.

This is after the "home brew", with 0.85 mm wire.



And this is the result, on a modified ktm exc headlight(h4 bulb)

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #1887
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If that how Honda ships their XRR's with a lighting kit, I'm glad they didn't do that job on mine.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #1888
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If that how Honda ships their XRR's with a lighting kit, I'm glad they didn't do that job on mine.
My friend, a good job is a blow job, but not everyone gets it :))). Some of us have to home brew it
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #1889
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Shibby and Achile:

Thanks for the information - when I took the stator cover off to check things out (and check the valves) I was a bit surprised at the appearance and quality of the windings. That's why I initially thought it was some kind of home-brew re-wind. But it does appear to be exactly the same as the one that you have Achile.

I had a look at my Honda service manual and it lists the US spec'd version at 55w and the Australian spec'd version at 75w. Now, I'm not all that experienced with these things, but I DO know that I've got a helluva lot more windings on my stator than the US version for only a 20w increase. So, perhaps there is some sort of typo there in the manual or perhaps Honda did in fact offer this thing with a bit more output.

Unfortunately I am 1000's of k's from the bike right now (work in a remote area) but I do know that the headlight and tailight run off AC while the turn-signals/indicators and horn work off DC. One of the previous owners has added a capacitor after the reg/rec to smooth out the flow and has added a 12v plug for a GPS on the bars. I haven't had a chance to run any accessories off the DC side so I am unsure if the capacitor has the capability to "smooth" things out sufficiently for say a GPS or phone charger. I don't have a GPS right now, and the primary use of the 12v plug would be to charge my phone or iPod. Both of those charge with a USB type charger that puts out 5v DC. So, even at idle, I think they should be getting sufficient power. However, it may be that at idle/low rpm's the output fluctuates and this may cause charging chaos. In that case, I might wire up a battery in place of the capacitor.

Shibby - thanks for the input and list of what you are running with yours. I currently have LED signals, NO fan (I don't do much slow speed, high temp stuff - just desert/adventure riding) and no grip heaters (I'm in Australia, cold hands are the least of my worries). One of the PO's has added a larger, glass headlight lens and a 55/60W H4 light. It does dim a bit at idle, but at operating RPM's it seems to do just fine. I try not to ride at night ever (too many kangaroos/cows) but it can happen.

I think that when I get home in a few weeks from this shift, I'll spend a bit of time with a multi-meter and see what kind of output I'm getting. I'll report back
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #1890
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Shibby and Achile:

Thanks for the information - when I took the stator cover off to check things out (and check the valves) I was a bit surprised at the appearance and quality of the windings. That's why I initially thought it was some kind of home-brew re-wind. But it does appear to be exactly the same as the one that you have Achile.

I had a look at my Honda service manual and it lists the US spec'd version at 55w and the Australian spec'd version at 75w. Now, I'm not all that experienced with these things, but I DO know that I've got a helluva lot more windings on my stator than the US version for only a 20w increase. So, perhaps there is some sort of typo there in the manual or perhaps Honda did in fact offer this thing with a bit more output.

Unfortunately I am 1000's of k's from the bike right now (work in a remote area) but I do know that the headlight and tailight run off AC while the turn-signals/indicators and horn work off DC. One of the previous owners has added a capacitor after the reg/rec to smooth out the flow and has added a 12v plug for a GPS on the bars. I haven't had a chance to run any accessories off the DC side so I am unsure if the capacitor has the capability to "smooth" things out sufficiently for say a GPS or phone charger. I don't have a GPS right now, and the primary use of the 12v plug would be to charge my phone or iPod. Both of those charge with a USB type charger that puts out 5v DC. So, even at idle, I think they should be getting sufficient power. However, it may be that at idle/low rpm's the output fluctuates and this may cause charging chaos. In that case, I might wire up a battery in place of the capacitor.

Shibby - thanks for the input and list of what you are running with yours. I currently have LED signals, NO fan (I don't do much slow speed, high temp stuff - just desert/adventure riding) and no grip heaters (I'm in Australia, cold hands are the least of my worries). One of the PO's has added a larger, glass headlight lens and a 55/60W H4 light. It does dim a bit at idle, but at operating RPM's it seems to do just fine. I try not to ride at night ever (too many kangaroos/cows) but it can happen.

I think that when I get home in a few weeks from this shift, I'll spend a bit of time with a multi-meter and see what kind of output I'm getting. I'll report back
Stay tunner... I have a mod in mind. I want to rewind the DC part into 4 windings and free up two of them to get some extra juice for the AC . First, I have to finish the top end rebuild. I'm putting in rings, intake valves, porting the heathers and some other stuff
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